New procedures will increase reliability and reduce weather-related diversions by 95 percent.
Alaska Airlines’ sister carrier, Horizon Air, stated in a press release this morning that it is geared, literally, to deliver more reliable service into and out of our airport. The FAA just approved the use of their proprietary Required Navigation Performance (RNP) instrument approach procedure. This decade long effort will result in allowing pilots to provide safer, more precise and more reliable landings, while also being able to fly to lower altitudes into airports like ours where limited visibility upon approach is common due to weather and terrain characteristics.
“The expected improvement in reliability this brings to our airport during inclement weather will greatly benefit visitors traveling to the area as well as local residents,” said Chris Pomeroy, airport manager at Friedman Memorial Airport. “This is a fantastic complement to the other recent facility improvements, including our newly renovated passenger terminal and new concessions.”
This announcement arrives just in time to kick off our 81st winter season opening and to welcome back seasonal Seattle service as well inaugurate two additional direct locations – LAX daily and PDX twice weekly.
- Seattle, WA resumes Nov. 23
- Los Angeles, CA begins Dec. 16
- Portland, OR on Dec. 17
This great new, of course, is coupled with incentives to get you even more excited. Details about deal alerts can be found at www.flysunvalleyalliance.com